Our CAA approved two day ground schools are led by our expert instructors from our training centres across the UK and are designed to provide you with everything you need get you up and flying your unmanned aerial vehicle and help you to get your Permission for Commercial Operations.
Initially you will engage in pre-course distance learning using web-based teaching modules and pre-course reading material that will deliver basic aviation principles. This will allow you to learn at your own pace and give you the flexibility to revisit any of the training material at any stage.
The modules included are:
All of our instructors are highly experienced in commercial drone operations before joining our teaching team. With a mixture of civilian and military experience, first class training standards are assured at all times. With a limit of fifteen students per course, the intensive training ensures a deeper understanding of the material, and provides networking opportunities for all attendees. The written exam is included on the second day of the course.
The flight assessment determines a drone pilot's competency by looking specifically at your application of knowledge and commercial operating procedures. You will cover all aspects of planning, pre-deployment and on-site risk assessment to ensure that your UAV operation meets minimum legal and safety requirements. For further details please click here.
Students are not required to hold insurance to enrol on to the PfCO Drone Pilot Training Course, however they will be required to hold as a minimum, a valid insurance certificate sufficient to cover all third party liabilities prior to attending their Flight Assessment. We can advise on appropriate insurers if required.
In addition to our course fees, students should note the CAA administration fee for your application for Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Current CAA administration fees are: £247 (exempt from VAT) and are paid directly to the CAA at the end of the process.
Our Online e-Learning Portal is accessible via an internet connection on any tablet, Apple Mac or PC. If you are a PC or Mac user we strongly recommend that you use the Google Chrome browser
For bookings of two or more students, military personnel / veterans, or details of how we can tailor our training to suit your needs (date or location) then please contact RUAS sales on +44 (0) 1633 835 123.